Diane Greene on Starting a Tech Company in Silicon Valley at Female Founders Conference
This article is a summary of a YouTube video "VMware Cofounder Diane Greene with Jessica Livingston at the Female Founders Conference" by Y Combinator
TLDR The co-founder of VMware shares her experiences of starting a tech company in Silicon Valley during the dot-com era, emphasizing the importance of people, simplifying enterprise software with machine learning and automation, and the potential of cloud technology for revolutionary advancements.
Co-founder of VMware shares struggles of starting a tech company in Silicon Valley during the dot-com era.
Speaker started a company while pregnant, raised funds for VMware through friends-and-family seed fund, and received investment from Google seed investors.
💼: Speaker regrets feeling pressured to sell VMware but values time spent with children after leaving; raised money from Dell and banks to take company public with complete control.
Diane Greene shares insights on the importance of people and differences between Google and Intuit, and talks about starting her company, Be Bob, with co-founders from VMware.
Enterprise software can be simplified and personalized with machine learning and automation.
Cloud technology is the future for all companies, offering better security and advanced technologies with the potential for revolutionary advancements due to the scale of data available.
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